My dental history is not so great. It started when I was a pre-teen, getting sealants on my teeth at school. The dentist did not do a good job and I ended up with two teeth(right side, 2nd molar, top and bottom) that needed root canals about 3 years later. During those root canals and numerous fillings, the dentist I had traumatized me and I developed a dental work fear.
In college, my two root canals failed and I went through the worst pain of my life. Unfortunately, I was broke so I didn’t get the work done to fix the root canals at that time and, instead, waited about 7 years for the pain to build up and help me get over my dental fear.
As a result of the failed root canals, bad mouth bacteria and another really bad cavity, I had to have my two back bottom molars on my right side extracted. Now, let me tell you, that was the best thing that has ever happened to my mouth. I hadn’t realized how much pain I was in until it was gone. It was miraculous. And it was also a year and half ago.
Now, my dentist is (really has been) recommending I get an implant to replace those two back molars and restore a lot more chewing surface. I finally have the money together but I’m still real nervous. My dental anxiety doesn’t help but I also worried about how this will work, what I should make sure they do and all that.
So, those of you that have had implants, how can I make this go well? Any advice?